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Penos-A-Plenty In Old Trafford Win

Liverpool walked away from Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon having collected all three points scoring two penalties and one goal via Luis Suarez from open play. The Reds were awarded three spot kicks but it could have been five or six in a game that saw some controversial decisions mixed with a truly poor performance from the once exuberant Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers had clearly put some thought into his starting line up for this one, opting once again to include Joe Allen in the midfield in order to help protect the back four. The added bonus for Liverpool too was that both Lucas and Sakho were back on the bench. A forward three consisted of Sterling, Sturridge and Suarez (complete with knitted boots!)

The game got off to a good start for Liverpool who immediately sprung into action when a Henderson pass reached Daniel Sturridge, unfortunately his resulting shot went wide. Neither side to begin with was maintaining possession long enough but this perhaps worked in Liverpool&…

Reds Fail To Make A Comeback At Old Trafford

Liverpool fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday after a poor first half performance allowed the home side to take the lead, another goal in the second half almost put Brendan's boys to bed but Liverpool managed to apply a lot of pressure and found a consolation goal via Daniel Sturridge.

All eyes were on both teams strikers for this one as Van Persie and Suarez both started up front. An injured Rooney was unavailable for Manchester United whilst Liverpool kept new signing Sturridge on the bench. Also back for Liverpool was Fabio Borini and for a change there was an abundance of fire power present for the Reds.

Liverpool began the game very much on the back foot, considering beforehand pundits and fans alike suggested our midfield would boss the possession, it didn't exactly go to plan. United were the ones retaining the ball and on several occasions when Liverpool intercepted they quickly lost possession.

With the United keeper untroubled throughout…